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What is Big Data?

Popularized at the crossroads of the 2000's with the explosion of new technologies, the term "Big Data" refers to the mass of digital data, from all sources, generated by the use of these technologies. This data can be of a personal, professional or ...
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Why switch to IP telephony

IP telephony (or VoIP for Voice over IP) is a telephony mode using the telecommunications protocol created for Internet (IP for Internet Protocol). The voice is digitized and routed in packets like any other data. The main advantages for a business t...
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Tools to clean up your mailbox

Ever despaired at the amount of email you received every day? According to the website Seeker, "spam has an annual global footprint equivalent to 3.1 million passenger cars on the road in a year, using 2 billion gallons of gasoline". This means that ...
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Tools to help you procrastinate

If you tend to procrastinate and constantly put off tasks, here are a few tools that will help you avoid missing any important deadline. Google Calendar reminders The Google Calendar app is available for iPhone and Android. You can create reminders t...
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15 interesting facts that you probably did not know about Computing and the Internet

15 interesting facts that you probably did not know about Computing and the Internet

1.TYPEWRITER is the longest word that you can write using the letters only on one row of the keyboard of your computer.

2.Over 6000 new computer viruses are released every month.

3.HP, Microsoft and Apple have all started in a garage.

4.An average person normally blinks 20 times a minute, but when using a computer he/she blinks only 7 times a minute.

5.More than 80% of the emails sent daily are spam.

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Do you need a digital detox?

Do you need a digital detox?

Ofcom's annual communications market report, gave us recently some very interesting data on the frequency that the UK population interacts with the Internet.

This at a time that 71%of adults in the UK owns a smartphone.

A sample of 2,500 people was used revealing that a large portion of the public would like to spend less time online or indeed have a digital detox.

Some very interesting statistics are:

-59% of the people feel attached to their digital devices

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Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Over the past couple of years the average person has relied more and more on the Internet, whether it's through the use of smartphones for social communication or the use of the Internet for researching information.

"The Internet of Things" (IOT) is a concept, connecting all of your everyday network enabled devices such as phones, washing machines, coffee machines, TV's etc. and creates a network, which is then able to feed the user back with useful information, aiming to make life easier.

So you might ask yourself how does "The Internet of Things" impact me?

Well, looking at the broader picture, this concept can change an individual's working patterns by providing information as to when is one most or least productive.

Hence if you know that you are most productive during certain hours of the day, you can isolate your activities and patterns then so that you can identify how to make your remaining working hours as productive as those.

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Start exploring the weirdness of quantum mechanics!

Start exploring the weirdness of quantum mechanics!

IBM releases quantum computing.

Indeed the chip giant has established in New York a research laboratory with a five-qubit quantum computer accessible from the cloud platform to the masses.

It is the first time that a quantum computer is available to others. That allows developing the research beyond research centres and universities through this experience called IBM Quantum Experience.

Currently the development seems to be not fully completed but users can already run algorithms and experiments by working with their own qubits.

Individuals can now explore new things with quantum computing.

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Microsoft to release critical security update for Windows 10 Internet Explorer

Microsoft to release critical security update for Windows 10 Internet Explorer

(MS16-023 Security patch)

Important news for all the windows 10 users:

The tech giant's is working on a future update regarding Microsoft Internet Explorer. On a previous statement the company stated that this security update resolves internal vulnerabilities when using Explorer. In most severe cases Microsoft further stated that third party individuals can have access to internal remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. The company pointed out that hackers who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same administrator rights as the current user therefore having full control over the affected device.

As the security risks are very high hackers could have access to some OS function such as install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

We like to point out that this security update is critical for all internet explorer users (Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9), & Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) on affected Windows clients, and Moderate for Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9), Internet Explorer 10 (IE 10), and Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) on affected Windows servers.

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